NW MI Arts & Culture Network


Network E-News 1/12/2023

Round 2 Deadline – THIS Sunday at 5pm

Reminder that the deadline for Round 2 Michigan Arts & Culture Council applications for arts project minigrants, school bus/field trip minigrants and school arts equipment and supplies minigrants are due this weekend – Sunday, 1/15/2023 at 5pm via macc.smartsimple,com. There will be one more drop-in office hours session on Friday, 1/13 at 2pm for any last minute questions or technical assistance.

Interested in Reviewing?

The Network will be seating its Round 2 peer review panel next week and always welcomes new and returning reviewers. Panels representing a cross sections of the region, arts and cultural disciplines and related expertise are selected for regional minigrant panels in late January/early February and August each year, as well as MACC’s summer grant panels. Interested? Contact arts@nwmiarts.org.

Zoom Link to Drop-In Office Hours – 1/13, 2pm

Plan to Join the Summit
May 9, 2023

Planning team is forming  – Join us!
Planning is getting started for the Network’s annual regional arts & culture summit at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Save the date – 5/9/2023 – for this robust day with colleagues, panels, networking & sharing resources.

Interested in joining the planning team or submitting a panel or presentation proposal? Contact arts@nwmiarts.net.

Call for Art: Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Poster

Mackinac Island Tourism announcea the 2023 Lilac Festival Poster Contest. The winning piece is a central part of the annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival and is turned into a poster to be sold at Mackinac Island businesses. Artists are invited to submit artwork for the Lilac Festival Poster Contest and a Viewers’ Choice Award. Artists may submit one piece of artwork for a $20 entry fee. The Top 20 pieces will be shared on social media and website prior to the Lilac Festival with the winning poster announced on 1/9. More info here.

Call for Art: Spring Art Market

The Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City is pleased to announce a fine art event in its second year this May. The Spring Art Market is a one day juried art fair held indoors in our Sculpture Court May 13th before the summer art fair season begins. Artist booths will fill the court with color and special programming and tours of the museum for Mother’s Day will be offered for a day filled with fun for all ages. Admission is free for all. Apply here: https://springartmarket2023dmc.artcall.org/

Creative Michigan Advocate

The January edition of Creative Michigan Advocate was releasee inlcuding updates on the Omnibus Appropriations Package with increases to the NEA and NEH, new gig worker tax changes, advocacy days, and much more. Read Creative Michigan Advocate here. Subscribe here.

Final DEI Session 1/30

The third and final session for the Network’s DEI series with the Journey Theatre Project, led by founder Esther Triggs is slated for Monday, January 30, 9am – Noon via Zoom. For those who participated in November, this is the follow-up session to build on the work begun two months ago. We are thankful to Rotary Charities of Traverse City, the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation and Michigan Arts & Culture Council for supporting this series.

Digital Asset Management Events 2/9

From our colleagues at Michigan Museum Association: DAM and Museums 2023 and Technology for Museums 2023 will be held on February 9. DAM and Museums is dedicated to exploring Digital Asset Management’s (DAM) role within museums and cultural heritage communities. These events are free for Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museum professionals (GLAM) professionals, and registration includes access to both. Learn more and register here.

Council Meeting 1/13

The quarterly meeting of the Michigan Arts and Culture Council is slated for Friday, 1/13 at 1-3pm in Kalamazoo and by zoom. Meetings are open to the public, zoom link is available here.  More info and the latest edition of MACC’s Field Report link here.

Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King

Events, Exhibits Throughout the Network

Communities, organizations, venues, artists and culture bearers throughout the Network are honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King this weekend and on Martin Luther King Day 1/16. Here is just a sampling.of our regional arts in action, sharing voice, space and spirit to this important work.

Building Bridges With Music and the City Opera House are sponsoring Remembering MLK: An Evening of Music, Prose and Dance, a free ticketed event at the Opera House on 1/16 at 7pm..The event will also be streamed. Presented by Building Bridges with Music, artists feature nationally renowned soul jazz vocalist Joan Belgrave and R&B singer Mark Scott, spoken word artist Joel Fluent Greene, and The Lisa McCall Dancers. Also appearing are Traverse City’s Canticum Novum vocal ensemble under the direction of Jeffrey Cobb, Joe Wilson on dobro, and Kevin LaRose on tuba. For tickets, call the City Opera House box office at 231-971-8082. Streaming available at this link.

NMC: Embrace the Dream

Northwestern Michigan College is kicking off the Embrace the Dream.series. Admission to the Dennos Museum Center will be free 1/16. All NMC Embrace the Dream Programs can be found here. In addition to the free day, DMC will host the Disrupt & Dismantle Series from the Smithsonian Channel, and host two related exhibitions. More info here.

E3: MLK Walk & Celebration

Northern Michigan E3 is presenting the MLK Freedom Walk on Saturday, 1/14 at 4pm, meeting at Thirlby Field and walking to Right Brain Brewery where a MLK Celebration, Education Fundraiser and Art Market will be held 5-9pm with an open mic, music, dance, and food. More info, here.

Trending Topics

Creative Economy Stats from NASAA:

Creative Economy StatsThe U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that arts and cultural production accounts for $13,429,280,000 and 2.6% of the Michigan economy, contributing 106,003 jobs in 2020. See this and more creative sector data treneds on   An interactive dashboard can be found here:  https://nasaa-arts.org/nasaa_research/creative-economy-state-profiles/

The Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network receives support from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.


The Network benefits from a MI H.O.P.E grant provided by Michigan Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

Facebook PageFacebook Page

Facebook GroupFacebook Group

Copyright © 2022, Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network, PO 1859, Traverse City, MI 49685

Office address: 
414 East Eighth Street, Suite G Traverse City, MI 49686

(231) 714-0944

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

www.nwmiarts.org   arts@nwmiarts.net


This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*

why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences



PO Box 1859
Traverse City, MI

Our Members


Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Good Hart Artist Residency

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Leelanau Historical Society

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series


Traverse City Dance Project

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Jordan River Arts Council

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

City Opera House

Benzie Historical Society

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Downtown Development Authority

The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee

Northport Art Association

Voices Without Borders

Blissfest Music Organization

Raven and Lotus LLC

Traverse City Arts Commission

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Up North Arts

Cadillac Visitors Bureau

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival

Old Town Playhouse

Twisted Fish Gallery

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Rachael Harrell – Drama Kids

The Croft Residency

Drama Kids – Rachael Harrell


Gary Gatzke

Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

Renee Hintz

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Greta Bolger

Edward Kocher

Nick Walsh

Heather Harris-Brady

Monica Stokes

Amanda Kik

Mercedes Michalowski

Sharon Hubbard

Leslie Donaldson

Elizabeth Calcutt

Maia Hausler

Becky Lancaster

Linda Dewey

Melissa Johnson

Daniel Stewart

Walter J. Lee

Michelle Bien

H. Eleanor Jones

Tom Kaufmann

Share This

Share this post with your friends!